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What happened to new West End golf course?

Daily Echo: Local golf

11:33am Wednesday 16th April 2014

I AM a resident of West End and have watched the “progress” of the golf course adjacent to The Ageas Bowl.

Riders shouldn't go against the flow

Daily Echo: CYCLING: Three wheels success

11:32am Wednesday 16th April 2014

IN response to the letter concerning West Park Road, Southampton, it just goes to show that these cyclists don’t care about riding against the flow of traffic.

Recycling success

Daily Echo: REPRIEVE: The Llangadog waste and recycling centre will now remain open for the next 12 months.

11:31am Wednesday 16th April 2014

I WAS pleased to see how many bottles and jars had been put aside by local households for the new kerbside glass collection the other day. This form of recycling appears to be a great success.

Putin shaping up to be a nasty dictator

Daily Echo: PRESIDENT PUTIN: Who is to blame over the Ukraine crisis?

11:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

I DO hope if the population of Britain have a grievance with David Cameron and the Government they have second thoughts and appreciate the freedom we have after the lies, thuggery and intimidation the Russian president Putin has ordered his “militia army” to inflict on the innocent people of Ukraine.

Little chance of full employment

Daily Echo: Chancellor George Osborne

11:41am Tuesday 15th April 2014

CHANCELLOR George Osborne, pictured, said in a speech that he was still working towards achieving full employment eventually.

Well played, Sholing FC!

Daily Echo: Eastbourne v Sholing in the second leg of the FA Vase Semi Final

11:40am Tuesday 15th April 2014

HEARTY congratulations to Sholing FC for doing something Saints could not accomplish this season – play at Wembley.

You can’t blame it all on the council!

Daily Echo: UNDER THREAT: Eastleigh Police Station.

11:39am Tuesday 15th April 2014

LAST November I wrote protesting about a letter from someone trying to pin the blame on Eastleigh Borough council for all sorts of things which were not its responsibility (congestion on Fair Oak Road in Bishopstoke and a shortage of doctors’ surgeries).

Labour candidate selection was fair

Daily Echo: Rowenna Davis

4:48pm Thursday 10th April 2014

CLLR Don Thomas claims (Letters, April 5) that Rowenna Davis, the Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Itchen was “shoehorned in”.

‘They are not all the same’

Daily Echo: Councillors Keith Morrell and Don Thomas

4:49pm Thursday 10th April 2014

SO here we go, the 2014 local election campaign is about to begin; the likelihood is even though you may not be that satisfied thinking they are all the same you have already made up your mind?

Where EU is concerned cooperation is better than confrontation

Daily Echo: Chamber of the European Parliament in Strasbourg (4080325)

4:47pm Thursday 10th April 2014

MR L A O’BEE’s last two letters (April 1 and April 2), is but a continuation of the tiresome pejorative opinions he has of our fellow members of the EU.

Nice to see you, to see you nice!

Daily Echo: Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly in the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special

4:46pm Thursday 10th April 2014

I HEAR that Sir Bruce Forsyth is to relinquish his job as being one of the hosts on the “Strictly Come Dancing” series on the BBC.

The cost of EU membership

Daily Echo: EU deserves the Nobel prize

4:39pm Thursday 10th April 2014

DAVID Harrison airily accuses me of “repeating a false and misleading statistic” when I state that the UK hands over £55m a day to the EU (Letters, March 27).

Parking is the key to helping shopping area

Daily Echo: Bitterne Park Triangle

4:38pm Thursday 10th April 2014

DESPITE being late to reply I must congratulate Peter Baillie on his excellent letter regarding the shops in Bitterne Park Triangle.

Lunch club success

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

4:35pm Thursday 10th April 2014

THE Unitarians are delighted to say the lunch club for the homeless has been running for four weeks and is well attended and provides a place where homeless folk meet and chat and drink soup and eat sandwiches.

There should be some sort of rider responsibility with mobility scooters

Daily Echo: An image of the type of moped

4:34pm Thursday 10th April 2014

THE subject of mobility scooters really is an emotive one and one should tread carefully when condemning outright those people who really find the use of such modes of transport an absolute lifeline.

Bus pass lets me live – but cuts may trap me in city

Daily Echo: Take to twitter to discuss issues about First Bus services

4:21pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

DURING the last ten years I have fractured my leg, had breast cancer and taken voluntary redundancy (ie, one year’s small salary).

Some of our democracies were former dictatorships

Daily Echo: FLYING THE FLAG: An in or out referendum on Britain’s continued membership of the European Union is likely in the next parliament

4:03pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

COLIN Smith (Letters, March 26) asserts that ‘EU has nothing to do with peace in Europe’.

Let our children go on holiday when they can!

Daily Echo: A recent poll found that 51 per cent of parents of children under the age of 18 questioned, would take their offspring out of school during term time if by doing so they could get a significantly cheaper holiday

4:01pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

IT IS disgraceful that the Government is meddling with our holidays.

Has channel dredging been cause of the mystery hum?

Daily Echo: How the new deep-sea container berth will look with a vessel alongside

3:59pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

READING the article (Daily Echo, April 1) about the new container berth, a few words jumped out of the page, “ongoing dredging”.

Butt out and pick on others’ filthy habits

Daily Echo: Someone smoking a cigarette

3:58pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

WITH reference to your letters recently regarding smoking, I would like to tell all these anti-smokers to butt out and stop trying to control us.

What price letter delivery?

Daily Echo: Hundreds of city staff to get Royal Mail shares

3:52pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

ROYAL MAIL has announced the loss of 1,600 jobs in a cost-cutting plan to save £50m. Another way of saving would be to stop delivering letters to all parts of the country for the same price.

Utility companies should be billed for bad roads

Daily Echo: Roadworks on Archers Road, Southampton

3:52pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

IS IT just me or are the majority of pot holes and damage to our roads and pavements at areas that have been dug up?

Time that we had bus service to Lepe beach

Daily Echo: A Bluestar bus.

3:47pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE exploitation of car parking at Lepe beach has spoilt it.

EU’s not Enid Blyton

Daily Echo: Redditch MP backs EU referendum bill

3:42pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

WITH reference to your “The end of the week” editorial, I usually agree with 95 per cent of what you say.

Too many signs cause the crashes

Daily Echo: The new cycle-friendly junction on the Itchen Bridge/Central Bridge intersection in Southampton

11:36am Wednesday 9th April 2014

I RECENTLY attended a conference where one speaker, Professor Guilliaume Thierry of Bangor University, was talking about perception.

Time to get out of this German-ruled EU

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4:16pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

IT’S a well known fact Hitler always wanted to rule all of Europe and Great Britain – he failed thank God and the EU was his idea to get what he wanted for Germany anyway.

Government’s not listening to scientists about badgers

Daily Echo: n NFU Dorset NFU chairman Paul Gould broadly welcomes the move to protect livestock from bovine TB

11:44am Tuesday 8th April 2014

SO the Government is planning three more years of badgerculling in Somerset and Gloucestershire, and four years to come in Dorset, despite scientific evidence strongly against it.

Our filth a global shame

Daily Echo: Farce of the bin collections

11:40am Tuesday 8th April 2014

HOW I agree with Suzie Usher about the litterbugs in Southampton. I was very ashamed when a couple from Australia who I met in Germany said out of all the places they had travelled to in the world, Southampton was “the dirtiest and untidiest”.

Thanks for thoughts and aid in power cut

Daily Echo: Power restored after storms

11:38am Tuesday 8th April 2014

USERS with Scottish and Southern Energy (SEE) experienced a power cut in our area on Monday, March 31, which was, I am told, a major fault with the motherboard on the underground site they were working on.

Where are buses linking Southampton and Bournemouth?

Daily Echo: Is it time to cut the speed limit on the A31?

11:36am Tuesday 8th April 2014

WHY no bus from Southampton to Lepe Beach and Bournemouth?

Why we can’t spot signs of Parkinson’s

Daily Echo: IT’S GOOD TO TALK: Sofa host Graham Norton (BBC1)

11:22am Tuesday 8th April 2014

WE ARE constantly told by a hysterical media that we should worry about our health – the latest alarming study or a new epidemic, leaving the less ‘sensational’ health issues pushed to the side lines.

Southampton clubs 'discriminate against northerners'

Daily Echo: LATE SHOW: Loic Remy is mobbed by team-mates after scoring a last-minute winning goal for Newcastle against Aston Villa yesterday

10:31am Monday 7th April 2014

A GROUP of us from Newcastle visited Southampton over the weekend of March 29 mainly for the football but also to spend some time in your city.

Quitters offer free help to cut smoke toll

Daily Echo: UGLY TRUTH: Smoking ages you.

10:35am Monday 7th April 2014

 IN response to Mike Spragg’s comments (Letters, April 3) about the March 25 article on the costs of smoking in Southampton city, much of the data quoted actually comes from research done and paid for by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH).

Bus service subsidy cuts hit young and old

Daily Echo: A Bluestar bus.

10:33am Monday 7th April 2014

THE prospect of losing yet more bus services due to further cuts in subsidy from Hampshire County Council is very worrying, especially for the young and elderly.

I enjoyed Nigel Farage being on top

Daily Echo: Farage outlines policies and aspirations at Winnington Rec

10:32am Monday 7th April 2014

 I WAS happy to note that Nigel Farage appeared to have the slight edge over Nick Clegg (In or Out debate BBC 2, Wednesday, April 2).

Toothbrush rather than fluoride

Daily Echo: A toothbrush similar to those found

10:27am Monday 7th April 2014

RE Soapbox Fluoridation of drinking water ‘Ten questions’ from Cllr Dave Shields We do not want any fluoridation with the drinking water so his ten reasons are not needed.

Stop meddling with our babies’ brains

Daily Echo: Children are "missing out on fluoride"

10:26am Monday 7th April 2014

ACCORDING to media reports, Public Health England, directed by Professor John Newton, are now aggressively pushing for the implementation of nationwide water fluoridation, following their newly published, deeply flawed “health monitoring” review declaring it to be safe and effective, despite overwhelming scientific evidence of serious harm to health and the recent classification of fluoride as a developmental neurotoxin.

Water additive will affect whole body not just teeth

Daily Echo: John Spottiswoode of Hampshire Against Fluoridation.

10:24am Monday 7th April 2014

COUNCILLOR Dave Shields has raised ten questions on water fluoridation. Here are some answers:

Cut filling station jam

Daily Echo: Queues at the petrol station at Sainsbury's in Lordshill, Southampton

3:51pm Friday 4th April 2014

MOTHERING Sunday seemed to be a very popular day for motorists to fill their vehicles with fuel, particularly at Lordshill Sainsbury’s.

Need clear details behind smoking

Daily Echo: UGLY TRUTH: Smoking ages you.

3:42pm Friday 4th April 2014

IN 2007 we saw the smoking ban which was heralded at the time as the most significant public health development in years, not forgetting the concerted campaigns to get people to give up smoking.

Don’t blame recipients for pensioners’ free bus travel

Daily Echo: FARE CALL: Pensioners facing the loss of lifeline bus services are calling to be allowed to contribute towards them.

3:40pm Friday 4th April 2014

ONCE again OAPs are being made to look bad because they own and use a bus pass.

Performance shows future of dance will be wonderful

Daily Echo: Liam Mower (left) stars in Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

3:38pm Friday 4th April 2014

ON Friday evening last week I attended, with family and friends, a wonderful perfomance of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake at The Mayflower.

Tidy up roadwork 'litter'

Daily Echo: Roadworks on Archers Road, Southampton

3:35pm Friday 4th April 2014

I TOTALLY agree with your recent correspondent regarding litterbugs and would also like to bring to your notice the equipment left behind on our streets by road workers.

Is indiscriminate medication acceptable?

Daily Echo: Fluoride 'safe and effective' insist health chiefs

3:34pm Friday 4th April 2014

CLLR DAVE Shields, inviting the public to consider ten questions about fluoridation, sadly missed one important question on the matter.

Public Health England must wake up to cost

Daily Echo: David Harrison called for rethink

3:33pm Friday 4th April 2014

A SENSIBLE contribution from Labour councillor Dave Shields (Letters, April 1), suggesting that Southampton City Council will challenge Public Health England in its misguided efforts to impose on us fluoride in tap water.

Retirement homes, just as I suggested

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

3:28pm Friday 4th April 2014

JUST my luck. Years ago, when I suggested that the town council offices ought to move to The Furlong in Ringwood, next to the main public car park, I wrote that their site in Christchurch Road could then be made available for a retirement scheme.

Ship loading is not the only problem

Daily Echo: Southampton Port

3:26pm Friday 4th April 2014

I WAS interested to read ABP port director Nick Ridehalgh’s comments (Daily Echo, March 31) on the problems of noise disturbance caused by the loading of scrap metal.

PHE ‘discredited’ by prevarication on fluoride

Daily Echo: Fluoride 'safe and effective' insist health chiefs

9:51am Thursday 3rd April 2014

NO-ONE will have been surprised at Public Health England’s indifference (Echo, March 3) to details of recently-published fluoride research (February 28), especially as it related to investigations in another country.

Fat cats’ only concern is how they are affected

Daily Echo: Special report: What has the EU done for Sussex?

9:50am Thursday 3rd April 2014

SO General Electric has said that leaving the EU would be bad for Britain.

Freedom isn't free

Daily Echo: Future of pub in doubt as new landlord backs out

9:48am Thursday 3rd April 2014

WHY are some pubs called ‘free houses’ when customers still have to pay for their drinks?



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